Unlike our forefathers before us, carrying around a diary is not something that many of us do. With today’s busy lifestyles it can be a struggle to remember to carry around a book with you when you have to run out the door to make your 8:00 am meeting because you thought it would be a good idea binge watch your new favorite show on Netflix. Fortunately for us, Better Diary has just released an app by the same name so that we no longer have that excuse.
One of the things that I really liked about the app was how simple and straightforward it was to use. To get started all you have to do is click on the circle with the plus sign on the bottom thanks to Google’s new Material Design guidelines. From there you can jump straight into pouring your deepest darkest secrets into the app. A cool twist of Better Diary is how it allows you choose your feelings, the weather, and the date so that you can have a better record of how your day was. From then on you can view your entries from the default card list view or by a calendar view that is accessible from the menu button. You can also change the color scheme of the app by going into the settings menu and choosing whichever color suites your style best.
I really could not find anything negative that can be said of the app. It does what it’s supposed to do and that is allow you to take take down notes and personal reflections with some added features to augment the experience.
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